DHL Supply Chain will insure itself while running autonomous trucks in the Transport Research Laboratory’s (TRL) £8.1m trial of platooning trucks in the UK. TRL will run the trial, which could see platooning HGVs on major UK roads by the end of next year, in conjunction with DHL and DAF Trucks. DHL Supply Chain’s MD of transport Phil Roe said that running the technology previously unseen on UK roads will not affect its insurance premiums because the operator is self-insured. […]
DHL Deutsche Post’s European parcels business saw turnover increase 70.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, driven primarily by its acquisition of UK Mail.
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]